Ziosweat meets prominent Israeli-Arab/Palestinian journalist
I had the great pleasure of meeting Khaled Abu Toameh, a journalist writing for The Jerusalem Post and formerly for the PLO. He is one of the first journalists international media contacts about a story for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Mr Abu Toameh is a very courageous, intelligent and soft-spoken man, claiming to be a journalist above all. He says he is not pro-Israel, pro-Palestine, pro-America or pro-Russia, but believes in reporting the facts. After meeting him I looked up some of his articles published in worldwide media, and I can confirm that what he says in the interviews is exactly what he told me.
Khaled Abu Toameh: “The real obstacle to peace is not a Jew building a settlement but the failure of the Palestinians to have a government. Is there a partner on the Palestinian side for peace talks? No.”
What is to be done? He thinks Israel should simply wait until the Palestinians stop killing each other and create a credible political entity that can make a deal. Peace will then become possible.